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Feeling Minnesota (1996)

An ex-convict and his bumbling crook brother fight for the same woman.

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Steven Baigelman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Jjaks Clayton
Cameron Diaz ... Freddie Clayton
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Sam Clayton
Delroy Lindo ... Red
Dan Aykroyd ... Det. Ben Costikyan
Courtney Love ... Rhonda the Waitress
Drew Desmarais Drew Desmarais ... Young Jjaks Clayton
Tuesday Weld ... Nora Clayton
Aaron Michael Metchik ... Young Sam Clayton
Russell Konstans Russell Konstans ... Joseph
David Alan Smith ... Detective Lloyd
Bill Schoppert Bill Schoppert ... Minister
Steve Ghizoni Steve Ghizoni ... Wedding Band Singer
Jack Walsh Jack Walsh ... Bob, at Gas Station
Buffy Sedlachek Buffy Sedlachek ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

Freddie is a former stripper marrying Sam to repay a debt owed to nightclub owner Red. But Freddie is in love with Jjaks, Sam's brother. Jjaks and Freddie run off together, and Sam finds where they have been hiding and calls the cops. Meanwhile someone calls to blackmail Sam and Jjaks. In the end will it all work out? Written by crimekat@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Just when she met the man of her dreams, along came her husband to ruin everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Fine Line Features

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Meu Irmão See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,598,051, 15 September 1996

Gross USA:

$3,124,440

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,124,440
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Feeling Minnesota's title was inspired by some lyrics in the Soundgarden song 'Outshined': "I just looked in the mirror/And things ain't looking so good/I'm looking California/And feeling Minnesota". The band's lead singer and the song's composer, Chris Cornell, revealed to Blender magazine in 2005 that his lawyer told him that they could sue the filmmakers, but Cornell didn't want to be part of that, he was embarrassed about his song inspiring the film's title. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Freddie and Jjaks are in the bathroom during the wedding, they are standing in front of the mirror talking and her dress keeps moving on and off her shoulders during the whole scene. See more »

Quotes

Sam: So, was it love or just...with Freddie?
Jjaks Clayton: Fuck off.
Sam: A good blowjob feels like love every time, right?
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Soundtracks

Family Affair
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Performed by Michael Franti and Spearhead
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The family that fights together...well. Blood runs freely.
25 September 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

I did not expect this movie to be as funny as it is. Although dark and situational, comedy is where you find it. This quirky little story is a mess as much as it is painfully funny. An ex-con(Keanu Reeves)shows up empty handed for his brother's wedding. The brother is played excellently by Vincent D'Onofrio, who himself is a dim witted crook. Reeves ends up "boffing" the not so blushing bride(Cameron Diaz), who has her own baggage to deal with. The fighting siblings mother(Tuesday Weld)dies of a heart attack at the wedding reception. The newlywed bride wants to runaway with what she thinks is her new husband's stashed fortune. Reeves and Diaz argue about love at first sight, but are absolutely in lust. D'Onofrio wants his bride back and the comedy of errors, mayhem and murder proceed.

The scenes of the brothers fighting is hilarious, especially the rock fight on the side of the road. Miss Diaz lives up to my infatuation of her. And Dan Aykroyd plays the part of a corrupt, inept detective. Courtney Love is patient and understanding as the waitress in the diner. The wedding singer is Steve Ghizoni. His singing style is quite an oddity...singing Sinatra type mood songs with an almost imitation Elvis like delivery. You have to watch this twice just to take in the wit and humor.


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